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Sacred Wind Communications bridges the digital divide for the Navajo Nation

Eighty-five percent of Sacred Wind Communications customers are Navajo. As the only privately owned telco solely focused on bridging the digital divide for rural tribal communities, Sacred Wind relies on a Juniper network to bring blazing-fast broadband to…

Finding Reliable Health Information Online

When you have questions about health and medicine, where do…

Kids, Anxiety, and the Pandemic

The teenage years present a difficult stage of life for…

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

“Is remote work here to stay?” It’s the question on…

Avoiding Unlawful Robocalls

For the most part, robocalls are an annoyance. They may be irritating and disruptive, but when all is said and done, they are relatively harmless… right? Well, not always. Robocallers are often after private data or financial information you don’t want falling into the wrong hands. Read on for some simple tips to help you steer clear of scammers, avoid robocalls, and protect…

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Free Alternatives to Streaming Movies

Have you spent the past year working through every title on Netflix? If you’re bored with your current streaming service, it might be time to switch things up. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of free alternative streaming services for all your entertainment needs. The best part of these services is that you don’t need to pay to access them. That’s right, they’re…

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Sacred Wind’s Broadband Held Strong During Recent Area Outages

Internet Redundancy Key to Access to Internet, Emergency Services During the recent CenturyLink Friday the 13th outage that left many without internet or phone service, Sacred Wind Communications and its affiliates’ high-speed internet and emergency 911 customers remained unaffected, due to the company’s investment in its own redundant fiber and network design. “The recent outage wasn’t due to Friday the 13th superstition, but…

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VoIP vs. Landline: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve never used VoIP before, you may be wondering what it is and how it differs from a traditional landline phone. We hope this article answers your questions and helps you make an educated decision for your telephone needs! (Currently, we offer VoIP only to business customers.) Defining VoIP and POTS VoIP stands for “voice over internet protocol” (or voice over IP).…

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Keeping Your Computer Microphone and Camera Secure

Do you know what’s in your pocket? Or in your office, or on your bedside table? Connectivity is amazing… but it also has the potential to facilitate unwanted monitoring if you’re not careful. Unfortunately, cybercrime is on the rise, and it’s not just limited to mega-corporations. It can happen to almost anyone, using a variety of methods. Understanding Cybersecurity Risks Believe it or…

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What Is the Difference Between Bandwidth and Latency?

Most of us understand the basics of the internet – just enough to log onto Wi-Fi and maybe turn the router on and off when it starts to malfunction. However, are you familiar with the terms ‘bandwidth’ and ‘latency’? If you’re not, that’s okay – you’re not alone! Both terms are related to your internet’s ability to send and receive data, but despite…

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Spotting Fraudulent Emails and Online Scams

Would you be able to recognize an online scam if you saw one? Most of us would like to think that we could identify a fraudster in our inbox, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. The truth is that scammers are getting smarter. Every time a scam is exposed, a new, more sophisticated one comes along, which means that web users have…

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Digital Skills for Any Age

Need to improve your computer skills? Let us help. Sacred Wind is please to partner with Microsoft to offer digital skills training for all ages. Click here to register

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Is Starlink Right for Rural Communities

Starlink, a new satellite internet operation, is Elon Musk’s highly-anticipated next venture. It’s hard to overstate the impact Musk’s creations have had—and continue to have—on our world. This is, after all, the revolutionary mind behind some of this century’s most unique, innovative, and sometimes controversial projects.  Xpay.com, Tesla Inc., and SpaceX are just a few of Musk’s brainchildren, and the latter was founded…

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Best Cloud Storage Solutions for Your Vacation Memories

Vacations are about togetherness. Only this year, things are a little different. But even though we might not be spending time with our loved ones in person, that’s no reason to lose the spirit of the holiday or vacation sharing. Memories are never far away with the amazing online technology available at our fingertips, and it’s easier than ever to share these memories…

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Online Learning Resources for the Summer Break

Summer learning loss is a real thing, and it’s actually a big problem for students returning to classrooms in the fall. Believe it or not, the concept of summer learning loss has been puzzling education researchers for over 100 years – studies on the subject date back as far as 1906!  Learning is a lifelong process. Yes, even during the summer break! Although…

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SCEYE Reaches Stratosphere; Flies at 64,000 Feet

Sets Long Range Record In Data Connection Joins Consortium To Deliver Broadband To Navajo Nation Sceye, a developer of high-altitude platform stations (HAPS), announced today that it successfully launched its stratospheric platforms and flew at an altitude of 64,600 ft. The announcement comes on the heels of Sceye’s long-range record for maintaining data connection in OpenRAN at a distance of 140km. With financial…

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John Badal Appears on The Broadband Bunch Podcast

Another great and inspiring episode featuring the founder and CEO of Sacred Wind Communications John Badal. For the the past 15 years, John and his dedicated team have worked tirelessly to end the digital divide by bringing broadband to rural tribal communities in New Mexico. In fact, in the last two years, John and his team have dramatically increased broadband speeds and supplied…

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

In addition to the devastating toll the COVID crisis has taken on the physical health of millions around the country, the pandemic-driven isolation has also had a tremendous impact on mental health. In fact, preliminary studies have shown a rise in suicide attempts and death by suicide since the pandemic started, especially in younger demographics. As a way to combat this troubling trend,…

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit

Helping Households Connect During the Pandemic The EBB is a temporary government program funded by the FCC to help offset the cost of broadband services for eligible households during COVID-19. The program begins on May 12th, 2021 and will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for eligible households…

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Ethics in Business: Annual Award Celebrates NM Leaders

Ethics in Business: Annual award celebrates NM leaders BY GARRISON WELLS/FOR THE JOURNAL ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From behavioral health to telecommunications, New Mexico’s Ethics in Business’ 2021 award winners are a diverse group. But they have one thing in common: The awards, they say, are confirmation of the mission of their business or organization – and the community. “It’s a great honor, and…

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Hosting Your Own Watch Party

One thing the past year has taught us is that there are multiple ways to spend time virtually with friends and family with the help of technology and a reliable high-speed internet connection. For instance, you can even enjoy your favorite television shows or a watch a movie together by hosting your very own watch party. What Is A Watch Party? Before we…

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Cleaning Your Devices – Inside and Out

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means. It’s time for spring cleaning! When we think of spring cleaning, we typically think about dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and generally turning our homes inside out. But with the amount that we use our electronics, they could use a thorough scrub. So today, we’re going to talk about how you can spring…

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Switching to a New Computer – What You Need to Do

Getting a new computer is exciting, but making the switch can cause stress. You don’t want to lose any files, photos or important communication – and you don’t want to make it more complicated than it ought to be. Use our worry-free file transfer guide below. It, paired with a fast and reliable internet from Sacred Wind Communications will have you up and…

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Working to Equalize Access to Internet Services in Northwest New Mexico

Spend any amount of time talking to John Badal and you get the sense that he has caught a glimpse of the future. Perhaps there’s a blueprint to follow when it comes to getting broadband internet out to all of New Mexico, and the CEO of Sacred Wind Communications has a copy. But Badal knows all too well that the task of getting New Mexico…

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